Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Landscaping for All Seasons

The change of the seasons marks a change in your landscaping. Obviously, your beautiful spring and summer flowers must give way to evergreens and shrubbery as the key focus of your lawn and garden. Here are some tips that you can use to keep your landscaping beautiful all year long.

Lifestyles in the 21st century demand more from homes. Today’s homeowners expect more from their home’s exterior. In the summer, the patio may be transformed into an outside kitchen where family members gather to share meals and good times.

However, there’s more to it than that. We want our landscaping to be appealing throughout the year. Regardless of your location and climate, that desire can become reality with a little planning and patience.

The trick to landscaping for all seasons is to plan your gardens around several key plants. These plants will need to have blooming seasons that overlap one another only slightly. As one loses its luster, another can step into the spotlight.

To being the process, research which plants and shrubs bloom when in your area. Know when each plant, tree and shrub that you are considering will look its best.

Once you have determined the blooming season for each plant that you plan to have in your gardens, devise a careful plan for planting each one. Do not focus solely on the summer growing season or the spring bloomers. Instead, make sure that your gardens have a point of interest for every season.

Learn about the plants, trees and shrubs before planting them randomly across your property. Find out how large they will become and how quickly they will grow. After all, you don’t want to plant a tree that will grow to be 30 feet in diameter just six feet from your home. Otherwise, you could be setting yourself up for a lifetime of problems.

Also, learn how much sun and water each plant prefers. If a particular shrub likes full sunlight, do not plant it in the shade. Likewise, one of the fastest ways to kill a plant that loves the shade is to place it in direct sunlight during most daytime hours.

Once you have learned as much as you can about the plants, trees and shrubs that you like, it is time to begin creating your landscaping plan.

Drawing a detailed landscaping plan, making it as close as possible to scale. Include the full-grown and current size of the plants. This will help you avoid potential problems from the start.

If you live in an area where the climate is moderate or warm throughout the year, it is reasonable to expect colorful blooms all year long. However, those who live in areas with cold, snowy winters should focus more on attractive shapes than year-round blooms.

Color plays an important role in your landscaping. Select plants that complement one another during their blooming season. Note that shape surpasses color in importance, because the shapes you select will be present throughout the entire year, even when the plants are not in bloom.

Ask a landscaping professional for a complete list of plants, trees and shrubs that will thrive in your area. If you choose wisely and plan accordingly, you can have a landscape that pleases the senses year-round.

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